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JAL Group FY2007 Domestic Route, Frequency Plan

- Biggest review of routes and frequency so far in order to further improve business income -

Tokyo, January 29 2007: The Japan Airlines Group has made its biggest review of domestic passenger operations since 2002 by cutting unprofitable routes and adjusting supply to demand through flight frequency reductions on other routes and by adding more flights on popular routes. The details are included in the airline's domestic network plan for FY2007 (April 1, 2007 to March 31, 2008) announced today in Tokyo.

At present the JAL Group has about 165 domestic routes including those operated by subsidiaries. Some 20 routes are included in the review.

The changes planned include the introduction of one new route, an increase in flights on four routes, reductions in flights on five routes and suspension of ten regional domestic routes.

The JAL Group, in preparing for the increase of slots at Narita and Haneda in FY2009, is taking steps to build a business structure that generates stable income. By examining and reviewing the demand and trend of individual and group travelers, JAL feels that the new domestic route and frequency plan improves customer convenience and increases profitability.

Domestic fleet plans for the coming year include the introduction of five 737-800 fuel-efficient aircraft, which will enter service on routes from Haneda. These 165-seat aircraft will have 20 business class style `Class J' seats in a five-abreast configuration - so that customers can enjoy greater comfort. The 145 economy class seats are in a six-abreast arrangement. All eight MD87's now in the JAL fleet will be retired by March 2008 to increase aircraft competitiveness and further increase revenue.

JAL will introduce for the first time a domestic First Class, on some domestic flights in FY2007; starting with the Haneda-Itami (Osaka) route from December. The new First class will be introduced later on other trunk routes to Fukuoka and Sapporo.

The main changes in the route and frequency plan and fleet plan are as follows.

A. FY2007 Domestic Route & Frequency Plan

1. New Service

Route

Change

Timing

Remarks

Kobe - Ishigaki

New daily flight.

July 2007

Operated by JTA.

2. Flight Frequency Increases

Route

Increase

Timing

Remarks

Osaka (Kansai) - Sapporo (Chitose)

4 to 5 flights per day

May 2007

April only 6 flights per day

Osaka (Kansai) - Okinawa (Naha)

4 to 5 flights per day

May 2007

Osaka (Kansai) - Fukuoka

2 to 4 flights per day

April 2007

Kobe - Sapporo (Chitose)

2 to 3 flights per day

June 2007

3. Route Suspensions

Route

Current Service

Suspension Date

Remarks

Nagoya(Komaki) - Kita-Kyushu

1 flight per day

April 2007

Operated by JAIR

Nagoya(Chubu) - Nagasaki

1 flight per day

April 2007

Operated by JAL Express

Osaka(Itami) - Ishigaki

1 flight per day

April 2007

Operated by JTA

Kagoshima - Naha

1 flight per day

April 2007

Kobe - Sendai

1 flight per day

June 2007

Operated by JAL Express

Kobe - Kumamoto

1 flight per day

July 2007

Operated by JAL Express

Sapporo (Chitose) - Shinshu Matsumoto

1 flight per day

Oct 2007

Sapporo (Chitose) - Misawa

1 flight per day

Oct 2007

Fukuoka - Aomori

4 flights per week

Oct 2007

Fukuoka - Iwate Hanamaki

3 flights per week

Oct 2007

4. Flight Reductions

Route

Reduction

Timing

Remarks

Nagoya (Komaki)- Kochi

3 to 2 flights per day

April 2007

Operated by JAIR

Nagoya (Chubu) - Sapporo (Chitose)

7 to 6 flights per day

Oct 2007

Nagoya (Chubu) - Fukuoka

6 to 4 flights per day

Oct 2007

Nagoya (Chubu) - Kagoshima

4 to 3 flights per day

Oct 2007

Operated by JAL Express

Sendai - Fukuoka

3 to 2 flights per day

Oct 2007

B. FY2007 Aircraft Retirement &Renewal Plan (International/ Domestic Passenger & Cargo)

By the end of FY2007 the JAL Group fleet used for international/ domestic passenger and cargo business will total 273 aircraft, one less than at the end of FY2006.

Retirements

10 x 747 Classic type

8 x MD87

1 x BN2B

TOTAL: 19

Introductions

1 x 777-300ER

1 x 777-200

3 x 767-300ER

3 x 767-300F

2 x DHC8 - Q400

8 x 737-800

TOTAL: 18

B737-800 on Domestic Routes

JAL will put into service five 737-800 on domestic routes mainly from Haneda to increase competitiveness. All eight MD87s now in service will be retired one by one in FY2007.

The new 737-800 aircraft will be introduced on the following routes from Haneda to Okayama, Yamaguchi-Ube, Tokushima, Kochi, Matsuyama, Kita-Kyushu, and Miyazaki.

On some regional routes JAL will use smaller aircraft for greater efficiency.

C. Others

Flight numbers on some routes out of Haneda (mainly trunk routes) will change from four to three digits from April 2007 to increase customer convenience. These include flights from Haneda to Osaka (Itami and Kansai)、Kobe、Sapporo, Fukuoka, Naha and Kita-Kyushu.

Route

Flight Number

Route

Flight Number

Tokyo (Haneda)- Osaka (Itami)

100 - 149

Tokyo (Haneda)- Fukuoka

300 - 369

Tokyo (Haneda)- Kobe

150 - 169

Tokyo (Haneda) - Kita Kyushu

370 - 389

Tokyo (Haneda)- Osaka (Kansai)

170 - 199

Tokyo (Haneda) - Naha

900 - 929

Tokyo (Haneda) - Sapporo

500- 569

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